Start the Week 4 October 2021

A BBC favourite – the Conservative Party Conference -hits the airways . Great traditions such as ‘ unfortunate comments’ and cronyism and corruption flood the BBC airwaves at this time of year . But how will the BBC behave knowing there is a new ‘ culture ‘ minister ?

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344 Responses to Start the Week 4 October 2021

  1. MarkyMark says:

    Clap at the Conservative Party Conference for the NHS ….

    The number of terminally ill people accessing end-of-life benefits has increased during the pandemic, with a cancer charity warning of more evidence of a growing “cancer backlog”.

    Macmillan Cancer Support said people in Wales were being diagnosed with later-stage cancers.

    It reported a 20% year-on-year increase in application forms for people who have less than six months to live.

    “We couldn’t furlough cancer,” says Richard Pugh, head of Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales

    “We couldn’t furlough cancer,” says Richard Pugh, head of Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales


  2. tomo says:

    Surely a crisis that the BBC can deal with dreckly


  3. Londoner says:

    The BBC seems to be having a bias field day today on their website, attempting to find as many Tory Party donors as they can who they hope will be accused of corruption and fraud.

    Looking at the list of BBC TV programming (which mostly doesn’t induce me to watch their programmes) I’m coming to the conclusion that the BBC is institutionally racist. There seem to be a huge amount of programmes which have the sole intention of persuading us that white people are overwhelmingly bad, and should be ashamed of their culture and history – especially if they’re English.


  4. Fedup2 says:

    Do you get the feeling that outfits such as the BBC and the red Tory government are more and more out of touch – whether it is daily illegal invasions – blocking roads – failing to calm a petrol crisis – they don’t get the general public anger ….

    …and there are no browny points for vaccines after the shedload of borrowed money used during the ongoing pandemic –
    Must be time for a new project fear variant ….


  5. StewGreen says:

    The BBC sent Justin Rowlatt upto Grimsby and Hull to do a PRasNews item to promote the wind industry

    100 people complain he said Grimsby is in East Yorkshire
    50 complain he and the BBC map used the description Humberside

    That hated county name was abolished 30 years ago

    Then the blade manufacturer tweeted him to say The name of the company is not Siemens
    “Ahem, Justin – that’s Siemens Gamesa”


    • StewGreen says:

      Oh he went by helicopter
      Harra is part of the PR campaign


      • MarkyMark says:

        Aircraft must store onboard all the energy needed to move its mass for each flight (unlike a train connected to an electrical grid). … Electric planes need batteries with enough energy per kilogram of battery, or the mass penalty means they simply can’t fly long distances.30 Sept 2019


      • MarkyMark says:

        For instance, increasing the mass of a car by 35% leads to an increase in energy use of 13-20%. But for a plane, energy use is directly proportional to mass: increasing its mass by 35% means it needs 35% more energy (all other things being equal).

        But that is only part of the story. Aircraft also travel much further than ground vehicles, which means a flight requires far more energy than an average road trip. Aircraft must store onboard all the energy needed to move its mass for each flight (unlike a train connected to an electrical grid). Using a heavy energy source thus means more energy is needed for a flight, which leads to extra mass, and so on and on.

        For an aircraft, mass is crucial, which is why airlines fastidiously weigh luggage. Electric planes need batteries with enough energy per kilogram of battery, or the mass penalty means they simply can’t fly long distances.


      • StewGreen says:


    • MarkyMark says:

      So as Gamesa executives see it, they made the right bet by coming to China. And they insist that they have no regrets about having trained more than 500 Chinese machinery companies as a cost of playing by Beijing’s rules — even if those rules have sometimes flouted international trade law. It is simply the table stakes of playing in the biggest game going.

      “If we would not have done it, someone else would have done it,” said Jorge Calvet, Gamesa’s chairman and chief executive.


    • MarkyMark says:

      So as Gamesa executives see it, they made the right bet by coming to China. And they insist that they have no regrets about having trained more than 500 Chinese machinery companies as a cost of playing by Beijing’s rules — even if those rules have sometimes flouted international trade law. It is simply the table stakes of playing in the biggest game going.

      “If we would not have done it, someone else would have done it,” said Jorge Calvet, Gamesa’s chairman and chief executive.


  6. MarkyMark says:

    BBC attack dogs unleashed – why not name them all in one article.
    Pandora Papers: Businessman linked to Tory donations made millions from alleged fraud
    By Pandora Papers reporting team
    BBC Panorama

    Published26 minutes ago


  7. MarkyMark says:

    Will the BBC investigate Ukraine and Biden after the Pandora Papers?


  8. StewGreen says:

    Impartial my ass


  9. digg says:

    If Boris doesn’t connect the dots and see that the Lord Haw-Haw BBC in cohorts with the left of the Labour Party are plainly and brazenly running a biased and vicious anti-Conservative witch hunt to time with the the conference he is blind!

    The BBC home page has been chocker with it for the past 2 days.

    Time to take a stand against our “National Broadcaster” Boris, they are quite simply shadowy Marxists, Force them out into the open market so people can make a choice! They will go down like a pack of cards. You will have loads of support I can assure you.


  10. Guest Who says:

    BBC News. Allegedly.

    “Out of nowhere, I felt the coolness and foreignness of a stranger’s hands cupping my bare breasts from behind.”

    This seems going, though remains in the realms of claim.

    Now it is possibly some American actorist I have never heard of decided to grab his moment with some actorette with a nifty prose style I have never heard of before, but a U.K. broadcaster pushing PR allegations pre proof seems… entirely typical.


  11. JimS says:

    Well a small ‘kick back’, just filled in the Institution of Engineering & Technology’s membership survey.

    If ever a body has ‘gone woke’ and deserves to ‘go broke’ that is it, what with its ‘intersectional’ logo and colour scheme, ‘inclusive, diverse and equality’ but do the opposite agenda and barely hidden evil slogan ‘Working to (social) engineer a better (Marxist) (third) world)’.

    Trouble is they hold the keys to professional registration.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager (Patient Service)
      The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
      Job Reference: 317-2021-32-01-DR
      Employer:The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustDepartment:317 Patient Relations – FHLocation:317 01 Freeman HospitalSalary:£38,890 – £44,503 per annum

      Nurse with 8 years experience ….
      8+ £45,839


      • Fedup2 says:

        Seems like HMS Dorries has set sail and has fired a first few warning shots at the SS Groupthink . I think SS Groupthink may use submarines to launch torpedos .

        All hands battle stations ….


        • MarkyMark says:

          Submarines are phalic.

          phallus (redirected from Phalic)
          Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
          phallus [fal´us]
          the penis. adj., adj phal´lic.


          • Northern Voter says:

            That’s a right load of cock.


            • taffman says:

              Send for Dick of The Yard .


              • Fedup2 says:

                C4 news is addicted to giving plod a kicking – tonight they rolled out –

                A lefty retired retarded ex chief – Fahy?

                A coloured retired superintendent with a chip

                A disgruntled white retired woman who has just won a HR type civil action against the met which gave her a living .

                All on the ‘canteen culture ‘ gig . On twitter a lot of current plod point out that most canteens closed and those plod on shifts don’t get time for meal breaks …
                ( but don’t mention the 2 at the Manchester arena who went for a 2 hour kebab break leaving a Muslim terrorist to kill 22 kids )


  12. brexiteerkent says:

    ‘Incident’ at grand hotel Scarborough.. Yes, another one with illegal migrants staying in at our expense… not mentioned of course !

    Maybe the Wi-Fi wasn’t working ?


  13. StewGreen says:

    Facebook owned applications such as Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and Whatsapp are currently down for most users around the world.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Facebook was where Pakistan could debate religion. Now it’s a tool to punish ‘blasphemers’
      This article is more than 4 years old
      Laws that criminalize insulting Islam have led to a death sentence for posts, as activists worry Facebook’s commitment to Pakistanis’ ‘voice’ is mostly lip service

      pakistani man in internet cafe
      By 2016, government requests for Facebook users’ data had risen to 2,460 accounts, with the company complying with about two-thirds. Photograph: Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images
      Sune Engel Rasmussen in Kabul, Afghanistan, and Julia Carrie Wong
      Sat 22 Jul 2017


    • Fedup2 says:

      Stew – I feel deprived of angst not being a user of said things …. Life goes on …


  14. dafydd says:

    Tory Donations…

    I for one find the timing of the release of these papers at best suspicious.

    Do i care who donated what to who and when, no, do i bo—cks and i dare say Mr & Mrs Joe Public feel the same way.

    We the public are becoming more and more savvy at the conduct of the media and especially the BBC. Recently released opinion polls back up this opinion, blaming the BBC for stoking up the panic with regards to the recent fuel crisis.

    What i find laughable about he BBC is they genuinely believe they are getting one over on the Tories and us the public, how wrong they are.They just dont seem to learn or understand how we all feel about there appalling conduct and Bias.

    For the last 2 General election the Biased BBC and left wing press and media did there best to get Labour elected but as i said we the public have become much more savvy not to fall for such BullSh-t.

    I for one no longer worry about the BBC and its behaviour and infact find it hilarious they are still pedaling the same old crap.

    As for Labour and there outrage (jealousy more like) at the Tory donations, rest assured if a Russian oligarch offered them £525k they would snap his hand off given there financial predicament


    • MarkyMark says:

      Name of donor: BSkyB Address of donor: Grant Way, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 5QD Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Hospitality and accommodation for two nights for myself and my family at Hay Festival, with a total value of £1,072. Date of receipt: 24-26 May 2013 Date of acceptance of donation: 24 May Donor status: company, registration no 2247735 (Registered 12 June 2013)

      Changes to the Register of Members’ Interests
      Matthew Hancock


  15. StewGreen says:

    Morteza Ahmadi should have appeared in court, yet there’s no news.


  16. StewGreen says:

    SkyNews appears to have an urgent video appeal thing
    about a guy who threw a bit of paint over a giant George Floyd head statue in New York.

    libmob sowed the seeds


  17. MarkyMark says:

    But here’s the score card from that 2010 event: Lars Hedegaard, of the Danish Free Press Society, had invited five of us that day – a Dane, a Swede, a Norwegian, a Dutchman and yours truly:

    ~The Norwegian comedienne Shabana Rehman had already had her family’s restaurant firebombed; she now lives under 24/7 police protection, which is not the easiest way to practice observational standup;

    ~The Dutch cartoonist Nekschot was obliged, for security reasons, to appear on stage with his face obscured and unidentifiable. So he chose to wear a burqa. Funny, but not quite secure enough. Nekschot had already been arrested for “hate speech” with the authorities openly taunting him about the impending loss of his anonymity. He now lives in hiding, and is no longer a cartoonist;

    ~Our host Lars Hedegaard was subsequently shot at point-blank range, but fortunately by an incompetent, so he survived. Mr Hedegaard also lives in hiding; the would-be assassin lives free in Turkey, where Sultan Erdogan refuses to extradit


  18. MarkyMark says:

    That’s all it took. Lars was very funny about his newfound celebrity: He carried with him a picture of a Pakistani mob that had been whipped into a frenzy by somewhat inaccurate intelligence, so they were all jumping up and down in the streets demanding “DEATH TO LARISH”. And for a while that day in Copenhagen we all called him Larish: “Hey, Larish, another beer?”, etc.

    Larish was likewise a hoot about two of the first jihadists sent to dispatch him. He came home one night to find that a couple of Kosovars had set his kitchen alight. As they escaped across the snowy field heady with the warm glow of their glorious victory over the infidel, they chanced to glance down and noticed that that warm glow was because they’d accidentally set their trousers on fire. After some effort to extinguish the blaze, they were forced to abandon their flaming pantaloons and scamper off into the chill night in their jihadist BVDs. Alas, the best-laid plans and all that: in addition to being trouserless in a Nordic winter, they had neglected to remove from their smouldering pants the charred driving licenses and other identifying documentation. Police were able to track them down rather easily, not least because they were the only two men in Scandinavia taking a late-night stroll in their Y-fronts.

    When Lars told this story in Copenhagen, the whole room was roaring with laughter. Afterwards we all went to dinner. And news came to us somewhere between the soup and digestifs that a one-legged Chechen from Belgium, seething with resentment at Lars and the rest of us infidels, had prematurely self-detonated in his Copenhagen hotel room while assembling his package and preparing to hop into Paradise. And we all had a grand laugh about that, too. As I put it that day, Islamic terrorists are like Yosemite Sam, forever shoving the stick of dynamite in their own pants – until one day Yosemite Ahmed manages to get it right. After the bombing of the Conservative Party conference in 1984, the IRA taunted Mrs Thatcher: “You have to be lucky every day, we only have to be lucky once.”


  19. MarkyMark says:

    Boris ignores 3 teachers hiding in Batley after making a joke about Burkas … Boris is not Winston Churchill … not even the shadow of him …

    The Swedish police continue to investigate. Whatever the circumstances of the fatal crash, Douglas Murray is correct as to the broader cause of death:

    Lars Vilks was a man, and an artist, of enormous courage. He should never have been in this situation, and if other artists and others across Europe had not been such cowards then he never would have been.

    The Swedish police continue to investigate. Whatever the circumstances of the fatal crash, Douglas Murray is correct as to the broader cause of death:

    Lars Vilks was a man, and an artist, of enormous courage. He should never have been in this situation, and if other artists and others across Europe had not been such cowards then he never would have been.


  20. MarkyMark says:

    China is trying to influence public officials and manipulate the UK media through British universities, critics say.

    A centre at the University of Leeds offering language classes and lessons on Chinese culture to local businesses secretly aims to foster close links with British bureaucrats, a newly released document suggests.

    A media research centre at the University of Westminster with links to the Chinese government has provided training to more than 600 spokesmen from Chinese government departments on how to handle the British media. The centre is run by Hugo de Burgh, a British academic who boasted of having taken Boris Johnson on his first trip to China a decade ago.

    Leeds University opened its Business Confucius Institute in December 2012 with money from Hanban, a


  21. MarkyMark says:

    The best journalist in the world reports from order-order ….

    An amusing moment from Seb Payne’s book promotion event this afternoon, with Payne acknowledging his remarkable resemblance to the man sat on-stage opposite him: the Right Honourable Michael Gove MP. Speaking as the event kicked off, Payne quipped:

    “I’m glad you changed your glasses as otherwise this would have looked like a father-son reunion.”

    ** Gove, the Boris replacement.


  22. Fedup2 says:

    In the preamble to this thread – which some or may not look at – I forecast that in the time of the Conservative party conference there would be ‘corruption. ‘ and ‘ unfortunate comments ‘ together with cronyism .

    Well we’ve had the BBC happily reporting all 3 – and it’s only Monday . The ‘comment ‘ is by some idiot ‘police commissioner ‘ saying women must be more ‘street wise ‘.

    Now in sane times I think this would be quite reasonable – but in our insane times he is being told to resign – obviously would not be a loss for a ‘non job ‘ .


  23. StewGreen says:

    ITV local news : co production with Black newspaper The Voice
    and ITV’s Amrit Birdi


  24. StewGreen says:

    Why if a Black newspaper has existed for 60 years does it need to do a big survey and claim it doesn’t know about Black Britons ?


  25. JimS says:

    This is one of the most depresing of Simon Webb’s videos that I have watched.

    He says that the Museum of Childhood has been closed while they get rid of the old toys that we interloping white people remember and to be replaced by things more familiar to the young Nigerian.

    He also says that the Geffrye Museum has been renamed The Museum of the Home and now tells the tale of our Brave Black Britons dragging their freezing chains through the snow in order to get a drop of paraffin for those heaters exclusively owned by them.

    Oh how I remember those times, when we kicked the black cook to get her to wake up and light up the coal fires in every bedroom, while her young whelps would amuse themselves by carving the solution to differential equations on the ice on the outside of our windows!

    Or was that Tom and Jerry?


  26. JimS says:

    Curious, Facebook doesn’t exist at the moment? DNS problems? Trump? Brexit?


    • Non Snowflake says:

      WhatsApp is down as well.

      The plot thickens.

      Maybe they’ve all overheated due to global warming.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Britain to carry out ‘offensive’ cyber attacks from new £5bn digital warfare centre
      In an interview with The Telegraph, Ben Wallace says Britain will act in response to assaults by ‘hostile states’ such as Russia

      Edward Malnick,
      2 October 2021 • 9:30pm


      • gb123 says:

        Knowing the way our country is now operating, this will be stopped by.
        1) The woke brigade cos its “wascist, and various other ists”
        2) The plod twitter police cos it might be offensive in the hurty word sense.
        3)Various “yuman rights” lawyers wanting a piece of the lawsuit action.
        4) Our own software developers judging by the mess they have made of the NHS apps and tracking.
        Yet more billions wasted.


  27. pugnazious says:

    BBC picking and choosing its stories…promoting ones that are negative for the Tories.

    Headlining with a story about Tory ‘Russian’ donors….just coincidence that the BBC timed these revelations to come out just as the Tory conference starts and not Labour’s? The BBC has been working on the investigation for a long time….so interesting timing no? And why call them Russians? They are British citizens. The BBC is trying to insinuate that because they came from Russia they can’t be trusted…a narrative that you would never find them using for any other migrant group…despite it being applicable to some who are ‘The Enemy Within’…the BBC would be shouting ‘racism’ from the rooftops if someone dared suggest Muslims or ‘Africans’ had an agenda that wasn’t in our national interest.

    And a woman assaulted at the conference?…hmmm…she chucked a man’s phone onto the floor and he kicked off…as you might…but he is in the wrong and she is self-righteously chopsing about safe spaces for women.

    ‘Guest says she was assaulted at Tory conference’
    ‘She said he made her so uncomfortable that she asked him “several times politely to leave” and when he refused to do so, she took his phone and dropped it on the floor.

    “He went to retrieve it and then he came back and attacked me,” Ms Cowton told the paper.
    she said she wanted to take the opportunity to highlight how “women are often unsafe in places where other people feel safe”.

    And she said it was “really important that we start to take that much more seriously as a society and starting with the police”.

    “I’m fine by the way, don’t worry” she added. ‘

    Hmmm….I’d say she was the problem.

    However another assault is completely ignored…from The Spectator….

    ‘Iain Duncan Smith assaulted at Tory conference’
    ‘It’s day two of the Conservative party conference and there have been several ugly scenes already. Yesterday saw a banner quoting the IRA’s words in the aftermath of the Brighton bomb hung by a nearby bridge close to the conference arena. Today Jacob Rees-Mogg was pursued by hecklers chanting that he was ‘scum.’ And now Iain Duncan Smith, the former leader of the Conservative party, has been assaulted by a group of men on his route to an event at the Mercure hotel.

    Duncan Smith arrived at a Brexit panel with Cabinet office minister Lord Frost, only to disappear midway through to discuss the incident with a police officer who took a statement from him. Speaking afterwards, he told Steerpike that he was pursued down the road from the Midland hotel to the Mercure by several men, one of whom threw a traffic cone which hit him on the head. ‘

    When the BBC’s Newsnight journo Nick Watt was shouted at in the street and he made a dramatic and knowing ‘run for safety’ when he knew it was all being filmed the BBC made it front page news…and indeed was again the other day….even though he had been in no danger and was not hit.

    Of course the BBC also ignored the threats that came Rosie Duffield’s way from trans activists that meant she wouldn’t attend the Labour conference.

    Odd how the BBC picks and chooses those it wants to be victims and those it wants to portray as the wrongdoer….mush as it weaponises the death of Sarah Everard but for years ignored the rape and abuse of thousands of white girls by Muslims….a BBC journalist speaking about the time this was going on said he was amazed the police did nothing to protect the girls…but what did the BBC do and indeed that journo?…and where was the outcry about women’s safety and police ‘misogyny’ then?


  28. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #2 – the heir to Blair or what?

    I listened to Rishi Sunak’s Prime Interview slot with Nick Robinson this morning. I found it slightly unnerving. Rishi’s voice sounds a lot like that of Tony Blair and Rishi uses some of the same speech tropes. Gave me the heebie jeebies, am very allergic to Tony Blair.

    I think Tony Blair may well come back to politics in the UK and take over from the Sucker who Thought he Could run Labour. I’m sure the BBC would be delighted if Blair did return.


  29. MarkyMark says:

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    Speaking to NDTV, Sunak confessed his father-in-law isn’t easily impressed but that he was grateful to have his guidance.


  30. Jeff says:

    It’s not just the BBC that play these disingenuous race games with their audiences, they’re all at it…

    Recently ITV have given us a couple of series called Manhunt, starring Martin Clunes.
    They’re based on real life crimes, the second being the notorious serial rapist and burglar who became known as The Night Stalker.

    This charmer, whose origins came from the Caribbean, was careful and cunning and successfully eluded the police for decades. He targeted vulnerable elderly people. The poor old souls had their remaining years utterly ruined. Some didn’t survive.

    In the TV drama quite a number of the police attempting to catch this brute, are black. These weren’t just people there to make up the numbers, they were leading players. They were all very sympathetically drawn and shown as being hard working and thoroughly decent, but…

    Last week ITV gave us the true story of this police investigation, it was a bit of an eye opener. In this documentary they went behind the scenes and interviewed the real coppers who investigated these repulsive crimes…and you know what?

    None of them were black…


  31. Rich says:

    Not the bBbc. Should be, but you’ll see why.

    It seems we’ve got them all wrong.

    Zakarias Gebreyohannes, 34, “groped and made attempts to kiss them”, “he was only trying to make friends”.

    Deport him now. And any solicitor or barrister who would use an excuse like that should be struck-off or sent with him.


    • taffman says:

      That Long !
      How many more wage rises will they get before they pick up their ‘Golden’ Redundancy payments and become shareholders in a private TV Company, say BBC Studious ?


  32. StewGreen says:

    What was Panorama about ?
    “Panorama’s investigation of the Pandora Papers, one of the biggest offshore leaks in history, reveals the financial secrets of three major donors to the Conservative Party.”

    One Russian woman donated,
    … but you know who the real donor was ?

    .. her husband …FFS !
    £1.9m … that’s not much really

    Then Mr Amersi who received $65 Million dollars from a Swedish telco
    gave the Tories £0.5m


  33. StewGreen says:

    Twitter is hiccupping now

    News about Facebook yesterday
    \\Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen alleges that the company operated in its own self-interest “over and over again,” often to the detriment of teenagers’ mental and physical well-being.

    And she has the receipts to prove it.//


  34. StewGreen says:

    Boris answers public’s questions
    BBC local news did this the other day and ITV local did it tonight
    People call Biden senile, but Boris is as well
    all he did is bluster through.
    I find him unwatchable.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Orwell, “political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind”.


  35. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 – Montacutie Makes Much of Mohamed Amersi

    It raises more questions about the BBC than the Conservative Party. How long have the BBC had access to this material? If they have had more than a few weeks then why are they raising it now by showing the Panorama while the Conservative Party Conference is taking place. There is a nasty whiff of the stench of corruption at ….

    …… the BBC.


  36. StewGreen says:

    Local BBC news “Hull Sisters refugee centre has new home”
    (after being evicted by the council in February)
    Then they go into an interview with a headscarved person who says she was “domestically abused, beaten”
    The vast majority of women in the video have headscarves
    ends with an appeal for funds


  37. StewGreen says:

    BBC local news also featured the Justin Rowlatt wind farm PR
    #1 in a speed boat from the mothership out to the farm, but the sea is too rough so they go back.
    “the flourishing offshore wind industry is CREATING thousands of well paid skilled jobs”
    As he speaks a wind turbine is in the background ..It is NOT turning.
    … em does it create any jobs ?
    Without the windfarms, the gas power plants would be running all the time instead of standing idle, the wind industry jobs are EXTRA jobs but at EXTRA cost to the public

    #2 “Here I am on the mothership, the cabins are great
    .. the food is REALLY good”

    #3 “the next day the sea is calmer and we do climb a turbine
    on no the crane is broken so we can’t go up the turbine
    .. look how huge these turbines are
    each turn of the blade is reckoned to power a UK home for day”
    (PR claim not truth)”

    #4 Engineer “It’s going to be a better future for everybody”
    #PRwords again ..cos no magic unicorns pay for wind industries mega costs ..we do.

    #5 He’s in the helicopter flying back
    “Orsted say this one one windfarm CAN power UPTO a million homes ” #PRwords
    “The wind revolution is starting to take off ALL around the world ” #PRwords
    Studio presenter “The offshore wind industry transforming Grimsby and Hull ..and we’ll be talking more about the industry on the prog in the next few weeks”


  38. gb123 says:

    Quote from Gordon Balmer Of the Petrol Retainers Association about why the fuel crisis is worse in London and the South East in a local paper.
    “He said that London and the South East have been worst affected by the fuel crisis because of the denser populations, and it still could take “a week to 10 days” to get all sites running normally.”
    Denser populations could have multiple interpretations.


  39. Fedup2 says:

    I wonder what the BBC will do when the first ‘road blocker ‘ is killed or seriously injured in an incident involving the clearance of roads ?
    I guess the dead protester will be deemed a climate hero and get the full emotional panto – complete with candle vigils and flowers .
    Just hope the traffic flows ….


    • StewGreen says:

      Hallam the #ClimateTaliban leader is praying for a #ClimateMartyr


      • Guest Who says:

        Indeed. Matter of time.

        Anyone seeing the original Alinsky training videos will know they have consistently hinted that all it needs is for some weak minded sap to sacrifice for their cause.


  40. Deborah says:

    10pm BBC1 news, I noticed how Clive Myrie skirted over the confrontation between the lady trying to follow her mum who was being blue lighted to hospital and the idiots from insulate sitting in the road. Although the film showed the lady in her desperation, Mr Myrie only spoke of ‘confrontation’ and no mention of the lady trying to get to hospital or why. The BBC made it look as though the woman was being unreasonable. The BBC obviously siding with the anarchists.


  41. StewGreen says:

    Sunday TOP shows getting about 12% and 5% of UK population

    3.5million for #RepairingOurPlanet,
    7.5m for #StrictlyComeDancing eviction show,
    3.6m for natural history series #TheMatingGame
    3.8m for drama #RidleyRoad..


  42. Nibor says:

    Please forgive if already mentioned

    But this morning and lunchtime the BBC were doing a meme that worker pay increases would be detrimental . Basically if the workers got an increase prices would shoot up and everyone suffers .

    Um well , I thought the BBC and Guardian types were for minimum wages and some thought it should be £15 per hour .

    Perhaps their accountants had a word with them and their pension advisors , tax lawyers and financial consultants chipped in with warnings .

    So free , gratis , non invoiced tax free advice I give some words of wisdom to the BBC .

    Its not just the pay of your cleaners , nannies , Amazon delivery drivers and hospitality staff et al that makes inflation .
    Its also government and quangos and the BBC itself .

    Plus the welfare state .

    So yes , Beeboids , paying more for poultry workers might seem inflationary , but if you employed British workers in industry at a really good wage rather than them being on the dole while you paid foreign workers a pittance here (but when sent to their countries a kings ransom ) then you save taxes on dole money .

    If you save taxes ie; not impose them ,you have a cheaper labour force as well as a well paid labour force .

    For example BBC , by you not paying yourselves too much it means the licence tax could be cheaper and help stop inflation .

    Will you do that for the lower paid ?


  43. StewGreen says:

    Facebook is back


  44. Eddy Booth says:
    ‘Home Secretary Priti Patel will announce new powers for courts to prevent people attending protests, in a speech to Conservative conference.
    A Tory source said the measures would cover people with a “history of disruption”, or where intelligence suggested they were might commit crime’

    Does the government really need more and more powers, which will no doubt be abused

    Minority Report 2002 ‧ Sci-fi/Action
    A future technology makes it possible for cops to catch criminals before a crime is committed. John Anderton is accused of one such crime and sets out to prove his innocence.


  45. JohnC says:

    First new treatment for sickle cell in 20 years

    ‘And in a trial, patients taking the crizanlizumab had a sickle-cell crisis 1.6 times a year on average, compared with nearly three times a year normally.’. So from 2.8 to 1.6 times a year. Not even half.

    ‘ it remains unknown how long the benefits last for – and that makes it difficult to judge how cost-effective crizanlizumab is.’

    ‘the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence said the hope of reducing health inequalities for black people, who are predominantly affected and often have poorer health to start with, made the drug worth recommending.’

    It seems nature is racist now as well. Predictably the BBC don’t tell us that cost but google tells me it is around £2,000 per jab.

    What this actually means is that the treatment of white people with known working drugs is being sacrificed to pay for a drug which is unproven and only partially works to help black people (it is NOT a cure) purely on race grounds.

    Does anyone apart from the woke consider that to be ethical ?. It’s racism worthy of the most extreme doomsday Sci-Fi.


  46. StewGreen says:

    DW : Europe’s Energy Crisis


  47. Fedup2 says:

    Funny how the BBC is now interested in HGV drivers . It isn’t sure what the difference is between a driver and a haulier – but anyway – if firms have treated British people like dirt for years whilst importing cheaper drivers they deserve everything they get .
    And now they are crying to the government . Thankfully the EU visa thing won’t work – so they need to pay more and train their own drivers with incentives to be faithful .

    It i were an HGV driver – or their union – if they had one – I’d be exploiting this shortage to its maximum,

    On toady – Robinson was wetting himself over shortages ….


  48. taffman says:

    “Priti Patel outlines measures to stop disruptive activists from travelling”…….
    Will it work?
    What do you think?

    “ Nadine Dorries: New culture secretary says BBC needs real change”……..
    More and more threats from an impotent and left wing Tory government.


  49. Fedup2 says:

    Government being criticised for failing to support mentally challenged victims of the Facebook outage . … or not ….

    But it set me thinking a tiny bit . Now that social media has replaced God ( except for the insane Islam’s ) perhaps there should be one day a year of not social websites – including this one . ( heresy ) …..

    As I write – toady some farmer bleating about pigs and culls and slaughter staff and food banks and all nut nuts’ fault .

    Seems like state dependency is everywhere .